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knuckle sandwich n.
a punch in the face
[Fam.];[Fig.];[Hum.] Ex.: French: "What do they call a knuckle sandwich?" English friend: "If someone offers you a knuckle sandwich, you'd better decline it; he's about to thump you in the face!"

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knuckle

  

      n  
1    a joint of a finger, esp. that connecting a finger to the hand  
2    a joint of veal, pork, etc., consisting of the part of the leg below the knee joint, often used in making stews or stock  
3    the cylindrical portion of a hinge through which the pin passes  
4    an angle joint between two members of a structure  
5    near the knuckle  
Informal   approaching indecency  
      vb  
6    tr   to rub or press with the knuckles  
7    intr   to keep the knuckles on the ground while shooting a marble,   (See also)        knuckle down       knuckle under  
     (C14: related to Middle High German knöchel, Middle Low German knoke bone, Dutch knok)  
  knuckly      adj  


bare-knuckle  
      adj  
1    without boxing gloves  
a bare-knuckle fight     
2    aggressive and without reservations  
a bare-knuckle confrontation     
knuckle down  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to apply oneself diligently  
to knuckle down to some work     
knuckle-duster  
      n   often pl   a metal bar fitted over the knuckles, often with holes for the fingers, for inflicting injury by a blow with the fist  
knuckle joint  
      n  
1    any of the joints of the fingers  
2      (Mechanical engineering)   a hinged joint between two rods, often a ball and socket joint  
knuckle under  
      vb   intr, adv   to give way under pressure or authority; yield  
white-knuckle  
      adj   causing or experiencing fear or anxiety  
a white-knuckle ride     
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